The Clash "Sean Flynn" from Combat Rock (1982) Photo: Dana Stone and Sean Flynn, riding motorcycles into Communist-held territory in Cambodia on April 6, 1970 – from a fascinating story in this morning's Times on photographer Tim Page's continued search for the remains of his friends Sean Flynn and Dana Stone – photojournalists who went missing in Cambodia in 1970 while documenting the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. Sean Flynn was the son of Errol Flynn. Read it at nytimes.com.
Photo from the New York Times by Terry Khoo/courtesy of Perry Deane Young
. Quanah Parker, Chief of the Comanche, ca.1909 (photographer unknown, from the collection of the Library of Congress).
Parker is the subject of a new biography by S.C. Gwyne, Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History. I always found Quanah Parker really fascinating because of his ability to navigate the sweeping change from when the Comanche basically controlled what is now Texas and regions to its North and West, through the development of the railroad and slaughter of the buffalo, as well as the so-called Indian wars. Parker had been a great leader and defender of his homeland, and he continued to lead the Comanche as a great negotiator, a close friend and often political ally of Teddy Roosevelt.
Read Bruce Barcott's review of Gwyne's book, combined with a review of Nathaniel Philbrick's new book Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, at nytimes.com.
Peter Eastman's contribution to the Art Poster series commissioned by FIFA for the 2010 World Cup. [Click to enlarge.] See the whole series, including works by William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, and Marlene Dumas, here.
. Leo Castelli with works by Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, Lee Bontecou, Edward Higgins, and Robert Rauschenberg. Photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 1960. Read Peter Schjeldahl's review of Leo & His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli by Annie Cohen-Solal at thenewyorker.com.
. Anna Gaskell (b.1969 in Des Moines, Iowa) Untitled (Turns Gravity) #1, 2010 (Archival pigment print on aluminum, 38x57", edition of 3) at Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, through June 26. Click here for more images and info
. No particular reason, just a great image: Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen in The Getaway. [Borrowed from a recent article in the New York Times by Charles McGrath about film adaptations of Jim Thompson novels.]
. Two weekends ago after Emily finished school for the quarter, we treated ourselves with a quick getaway to Whidbey Island.
It was our first weekend off since Emily's birthday in March and we started it right by swimming through some local hot spots on the way up. Oyster shooters at the Conway Pub. Generally I shy away from food with names like poppers, shooters, or extreme poppers – but I will never be mad at a local oyster, artfully prepared in a shot glass.
More oysters in La Conner. The La Conner Pub sits out over the Skagit River – you can watch fishermen come in and unload their haul across the way, and harbor seals follow the boats in looking for scraps. When we got to Deception Pass we parked and walked across the bridge and down to the water.
This guy had the same idea.
Deception Pass is called Deception Pass because – well here, just read the sign:
I like the type.
I've been to Deception Pass hundreds of times but this time felt new. We've had a rough time of it this year with Emily in school and me working so much. I don't want to sit here and whine, but it's true – we haven't had a chance to do so many of the things we came back here to do. Still, I feel like things are looking up. Being up there was a breath of fresh air.
After that we went up to Toby's in Coupeville for some mussels and kind of stopped taking pictures, until we came back to the house and the sun was setting over the Olympics.